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STLL BARSA'N'NG. Coal ConcHtation Work. PARTIES DISCUSS MODIFICATIONS. STRIVING FOR COMPROMISE. The Conciliation Board tor South Wales and .Mon. on Wednesday resumed its sittings for the revision of the new wage agreemect to supersede the existing one. which terminates. according to notice, on the 31st of March. The meetings held last week were to a certain extent forma. The owners' reprr-enta.ti?es and the men's leaders had drafted a number of proposals suggesting alterations, a-mendmcnts, and new clauses for thp regulating of the wage rate and the methods of working the collieries, and having exchanged these documents, the respective sides explained in detail "t\tlát the various clauses meant, and pointed out the objections to their adoption, thns clearing the way for a. better understand- ing. The owners' demand that the extra 60 hours per annum be worked under the Eight Hours Act, and the workmen's claim for payment for the forking, of sma.)! coal will be left in abey- tmee unt '1 some of the minor points have been aetMed. Owing to the counting of votes in South CHajnorga.n, Mr W. Brace was not present, and M&bon was absent through ill-health. The 'WOÍkine¡:'s representatives, too, were interested in the elections, and little work was done in the morning. The parties met separatelnin the afternoon, Mr W< J. HeppcH prcsidmg over the owners' section, and Mr John Williams. M.P., over the workmen. The two sections did not meet in jniht conference. The whole time was occupied by the respec- tive sides in discussing and deciding upon cer- tain modifications in the -original demands which had been put forward. The most im- portant point considered was that of whether the men woutd adhere to the demand for the **aising of the mmimum Mid the abolition of the maximum percentages, and it ie understood that there is a probability of a compromise on this head. The owners had under consideration the question of how far they could meet the men's demands on these and other points, and both eection- wi!l probably be prepared to submit proposals slightly moditied. OFFICIAL REPORT. Mr W. G. Dalziel, the owners' secretary, supplied the following omciat report Each side was separately engaged in con- sidering several matters in connection with the respective proposals which have been put forward by the owners and workmen's" representatives for the revision of the Con- ciliation Board agreement, and these matters were found to be of such importance that it would require the whole of the day for their consideration, and therefore it was arranged that the Joint Board should postpone their meeting until Thursday morning at 10.30. RHYMNEY VALLEY DISTRICT MINERS. A meeting of the Rhymney Valley District-of Miners was held on Wednesday at Bargoed, Mr John Evans presiding. Mr Walter Lewis (agent), reported upon certain matters dia- oaaaed at the Conciliation Board, and dwelt «n the great difference between the proposals <et forth by the representatives of the owners <md those of the workmen'3 representatives. Mr W. J. Kavem, Bargoed, was appointed president of the district for the ensuing year. The auditors, Messrs Edmund Jones and John Hill; presented the financial report, which thowed an increase of funds despite heavy ex- penditure. CYLLA VALLEY DEVELOPMENT. First Train of Goad From Penattta CetHery. The first train, consisting of 21 waggon loads bf large coat, travelled to Cardiff on Wednes- d&y on the Rhymney Railway, from the PoweU Dunryn Company's Penallta Colliery, in the CyUa Valley. The seam of coaJ just struck is of a superior quality, and the output in the aear future is ukelyto exceed that of any other colliery now worked by this company. There were rejoicings at Ystrad Mynach at this new Tntcrprise. The Rhymney Railway Company ve preparing extensive siding accommodation on the CyHa branch to meet the increased traSlc. Land for over 600 houses has already been taken at this place.
LOVE TRAGEDY. Through !nabititytoMarryon 12s a Week An inquest was held on Wednesday at Hack- ney on Horace Harry Haygreen (19). a baker's roundsman, lately living at 19, Couttcr-street. 'South Tottenham, who was found drowned in the River Lea, near White Bridge, under mysterious circumstances. James Haygreen said the deceased, his son, had always appeared happy and comfortable at home, and he knew of no trouble he was in. Ada Belcher. in service at 24, Dunsmure-road. 8outh Tottenham, said the deceased was her sweetheart. She saw him on Friday morning for about 10 minutes, as she usually did. He was in trouble about her. He was worried about the money to get married with, that being necessary very shortly. He had tried to get his mother to borrow it, but she could not, witness understood. Witness had offered him her money. but be said that was not his. In answer to a juror, the employer said the deceased got 12s a week and a little food. A Juror He could not possibly get married cm 12s a week. The Coroner True then he should not go .eweethearting on the money. The :)ury returned a verdict of" Suicide during temporary insanity, brought about by his inability to marry through want of money."
LABOUR CONFERENCE. Points for the Newport Meeting. The annual conference if the Labour Party opens at Newport on Monday. February 7<h, and the following morning a special conference wiU be h.-Id to.consider the recent decision of the House of Lords on Labour representation. Three resolutions will be submitted 1. That we agree and declare for an altera- tion in the definition of a trade union as given by t.he House of Lords in the Osbome v. A.S.R.S. case, so as to allow unions to engage in the political activities they have pursued aincc 1868 up toth<* present time, provided that their members agree, and that such activities are specified in the Union's rules as part of their declared objects, as has been the case hitherto. 2. That the joint board or such represen- tative body as the Conference may appoint, 6ha)! immediately take such steps as are n'o''<'s':a,rv to scr.urc the amendment of the law indicated in resolution 1. 3. That all organisations arnliatcd to the joint board ahaH take immediate steps to form branches for the (oUectir.n of voluntary contributions to a I'arHamcntary Election and Maintenance; Fund.
THE POET-PREACHEROFWALES Vacant Me! bourne Pastorate. One of the most important and influential Congregational pastorates of Greater Britain is p" vacant, that of the CoUins-street Indepen- dent Church. Melbourne. The stipend is tL.200 a year. It has been held for 23 years by the Rev. Dr. Llewellyn D. Bevan, a once well-known London Nonconformist ministr. associated with Highb"ry Quadrant. Dr. Bevan is going to anoth Australian city, Adelaide, to become the principal of thM Parkin Training College. The now vacant Mefoourne pulpit was occupied for some years by the Rev. Thomas Jones, the" poet-preacher of Wales," two of whose sons. Sir D. Brynmor Jones and Mr Leif Jones, sat in the last House of Commons.
BUDGET EXPECTATtONS. Pontypool Takes Time by the Foretock. At a meeting of Pontypool Urban District Council on Wednesday. MrWH.Hugbespre- iCding, the medical officer (Dr. S. R. Mason)re- portcd that the death rate for the month was equivalent to 11.2 per 1,000 per annum. MrJ. J. Harmston moved, In view of the early paes- tng of the Budget," that the Council urge upon the Government the desirability that half the money accruing from the land tax in the eountysbould comeback to the County Council B< thcaame county, and ha.M the mining royal- ties. Mr Harmston said it seemed to him im- nortant to them as a mining district, that the BMmey from the tax should come from the Ooonty Council, for the purposes of a fair dis- MbcBon. Mr E. Probyn seconded the resolu- w&s tamed.
TRIMMING DtSPUTE. Cardiff Coal Cargo. CHARTER PARTY CONSTRUCTION. HOUSE OF LORDS JUDGMENT. The Lord Chancellor. Lords Macaghten, Atkinson, CoUins, and Shaw bad before them in the House of Lords on Wednesday an appeal by Messrs Kriegcr and Schliema.nn Lund versus the Bide Shipping Company. The appe/t.1 was from ay order of the Court of Appeal reversj.og k judgmmjt of the King's Bench, which reversed a decision of the late Judge Owen in an action brought by the respondents against the appellants and one Patrick O'Donovan, wherein Judge Owen gave judgment against the appellants and O'Donovan for f85 16s 7d. The claim was made in respect of the alleged failure of the appellants to properly trim a cargo of coal on the steamship City at Cardiff. which resulted in the cargo shifting and the vessel having to return to port for retrimming. Judge Owen held that as the appellants had rendered an account t.o the respondemtf for trimming, charging a farthing a ton on Ü'Dono"an'g price to them. as they were entitled to do, constituted the appellants inde- pendent contractors outside the charter party, and as such not entitled to claim the benefit of its provisions. Judge Owen held that O'Dono- van was liable as well aa Kriegcr and Schlic- mann Lund on the ground that his negligence amounted to a tort. On appeal to the Divi- sional Court Judge Owen's decision was re- versed aa regards the appellants, but con- firmed as regards O'Donovan. Prom this order O'Donovan went to the Court of Appeal, and the respondents were allowed to appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court. The Court of Appeal restored the judgment of the County Court Judge, and ordered the defendants to pay the costs. The case was argued for the appellants yesterday by Mr A. Parsons, whose contention was that the Court of.,Appeal was. wrong in holding that-the defendants had failed to comply with the provisions of the County Cottrts Act, and were therefore not entitled to appea) against the decision of the County Court Judge. It was further submitted tor the appellants that there was no evidence to sup- port the finding that the defendants, in ap- pointing trimmers to trim the cargo, had acted outside the charter party, and were therefore not protected by Clause 7, which said that the charterers should not be answerable for any negligence, default, or error in judgment of trimmers or stevedores employed in loading or discharging the cargo." Mr E. M. Pollock, K.C., and Mr Sankey. K.C.. addressed the House for the respondents, and Mr Parsons was heard in reply. Their Lordships dismissed the appeal.
MARtNER'S COLOUR-VISION. Board of Trade Tests Cnttdsed. The British Medical Journal has some interesting comments upon the Trattles case" -that of a marine captain whose colour- vision was examined repeatedly under Board of Trade tests, and was finally passed as effi- cient. Thrice was Mr Tratttes passed as hav- ing normal colour-vision, and thrice was he rejected for colour blindness. The Journal says :-On the recommendation of the Trinity House, Commander Wilson-Barker. R.N.IL, was appointed with Mr Dickenson, on behalf of the Board of Trade, to take Mr Trattles down the Thames in a steamer on the night of December 30th last, when the weather was fine with somehaze.and then and tnere'to see what he could do in the way of picking up lights and naming their colour. So accurate was Mr Trattles' vision, especially for red, that he was able actually to distinguish some red rays in the Nore light, which had recently bn altered so as to allow a preponderance of these to show in order to test their ability to penetrate fog the reddish colour in the planet Mars was at once seen by Mr Trattles when he was aaked to describe it. though at the time he was un- aware of the planet's identity. Both these examiners and many others declared that. Mr Tattles had unusually good sight, and that he never made a mistake in accurately deterBoin- ing the colour of any light which came into view. Mr Tra-ttlcs' is the most recent case of crying injustice brought to light, but it has been prove<jl over and over again that dozens of normal-sighted individuals have been rejected as colour blind, while scores of colour-blind people are at this present moment possessed of certificates *of good colour vision, and are a standing danger to life and property at sea and ashore. This case has in a very arresting manner directed public attention to the exist- ence of a serious defect in the administration of the Board of Trade, and the President may now be asked with insistence to put an end to a source of inemciency in his Department. The Board should now once and for all have done with such amateur advice as the Royal Society tenders on a subject which is entirely one to be submitted to medical experts.
CELTtC MYTHOLOGY. Paper by Sir John Rhys. At the Royal Acfdemy on Wednesday Professor Sir John Rhys read a paper on the Coligny Calendar in relation to the Celtic mythology of the British Isles. especially Ire- land. The president of the Royal Ac&demy occupied the chair. Sir John dealt at great length with his sub- ject. 6rst commenting upon the year of the CaJigny Calendar, and ucgin? Hie necessity for its reconsideration, and how far it was found to deviate from the year of the insular Cel, which began at All Hajlows. Next be touched upon the first intercalary month interpreted, and how it (ixed the time of year of the dedica- tion of the calendar in the temple of the God Rivas. Sir John threw out the problems so that discussion should ensue, and next pro- ceeded to touch upon the importance of the month of August, called Rivros. If the God Rivos." said Professor Rhys. spent amongst his people that month every nft-h year, the ceremonies of the month of Rivros compared with the Goidelic Lug-nassad." In coming to the wide- spread rule of Lug on the Continent and in the Btish Istes (mentioning that Rivoa was only a local name for Lug), he said whatever they called the divinity, Lug was the god of agri- culture. He was the farmer's protector that was in relation to Ireland, whilst in Gaul he was the patron of tne crafts. The Welsh made him a good spearsman, but it would be a serious mistake to consider Lug a god of war. After giving some instances of the light shed by the Lug legend and the Coligny Calendar on one another, he invited discussion, which ensued.
THE PROUFtC OYSTER. How the prolinc oyster may be trained to yield a handsome pront to the cultivator was explained in a lecture at the Royal Institution Tuesday by Professor W. A. Herdm&n. single oyster, he pointed out, could pro- duce sixteen mtlMon -5roung. If all these lived and produced in their tam, by the time the nfth generation was reached the mass of oysters would be more than 131 times ¡';Teatel' than the bulk of this world. Millions, however, never lived. But man was now able to rear large numbers, and in France 98 per cent. of the eggs had been reared. In experiments in mussel cultivation on the Lancashire coast, said the lecturer, an outlay of t50 had yielded a pront of &500. and since then an annual expenditure of £75 had brought in about .E800 a year.
ONLY ONE PRISONER For Radnorshire Assizes. Radnorshire Assizes were held at Presteign on Wednesday, before Mr Justice Coleridge. The only case for trial was a charge of uttering a cheque, value JE7 10s. against a married woman. Winifred Maud, of Wistonstown, Salop, with intent to defraud. The Hon. H. C. Bailey (instructed by Mr A. Gwynne Vaughan, Builth) prosecuted, and Mr Jones Lewis defended. Prisoner's defence was denial of all knowledge that Ohe cheque was forged. His Lordship, in passing sentence of four months' imprisonment with hard labour, said he had no doubt that the prisoner forged as well as uttered the cheque/
FELL THROUGH VENTILATOR. Lucanta DismantHng Accident at Swansea While working on the s.s. Lucania, now being dismantled at the King's Dock, Swa.nsea., Wm. 'Fisher, a boilermaker, last evening fell through a ventifator to the engine-room, a dittance of 45 ieet. He sustained serious injuries, and his condition is regarded as precajtous.
I COME )NSiDE! (With &potogtps to Punch.") LUNATIC What are you nshing for ? t LABOURER: Higher wages nndche&per food. LUNATIC What bait are you UMng t LABOURER Tariff Ref<rrm worms. LUNATIC: Come inside! Cartoon by Sir F. C. Gould. (By permission of the Proprietora of the WestnunBter Gazette.")
Obituary. i CARO!FF STREET PREACHER. Death of a WeH-known Figure. The death occurred, at Nibley House, Lower j Cathedral-road, Cardin. on Wednesday, of Mr Llewelvn Webb. Mr Webb. was in his 70th year. had for 49 years preached in the open air every Sunday evening at the bottom of St.. Mary-street, and been the means of stirring religious impulses in very many people who would otherwise have remained unreached. A native of North Nibley in Gloucestershire, Mr Webb came to Cardiff at the age of 14. and entered the service of a grocer at the Golden Key. then a well known place of business in Bute-street. He subsequently secured emptoy- ment at Penarth Dock. and after that became shipping foreman to Crawshay Bailey at the Ely Harbour and later at Cardiff. Next he entered the service of the Taff Vale and Bute Dock companies, and then he set up an iron entered the service of the Taff Vale and Bute Dock companies, and then he set up an iron merchant's business, which he carried on until 1891. In his early days Mr Webb banged to the Christian Mission which preceded the Salvation Army, and when the "Army" was formed he co-operated with its omcers in work in Cardiff slumdom. Then he commenced preaching at night in St. Mary-street, and for the last 15 or 20 years be has belonged to the Plymouth Brethren. Deceased leaves three sons and a d&oghtcr. The funeral takes place onSaturday. SWANSEA VOLUNTEER VETERAN. Th<: death occurred on Wednesday of CoL S. Landers Mock, of Gwydr-crescent, Swansea. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 71«t year, took an active part in the early Volunteer movement in the town. being associated with the late Colonel Di!Iwyn.M.P..in the command of the old 3rd Glamorgan Rmes. retiring on reaching the age limit with the rank of Lieut.- Colonel. having previously received the Volun- decoration, He was one of the officers who ha.d the honour of presentation to the King. when his Majesty, as Prince of Wales, became the honorary colonel of the regiment, and was as popular with his brother omcers as he was with the men. In his early days he was engaged with the firm of J. P. Richardson and Co., copper ore merchants, at Swansea, and rose to the position of partner. He was a widower. Eight children survive him. The funeral takes place on Saturday at the Mumbles, and will be private. SWANSEA ACCOUNTANT. Mr Richard Phillips Pike, chartered ac- countant, of Swansea, died with somewhat startling suddenness Wednesday morning. He had recently suffered from a paralytic stroke, but seemed on the way to recovery, and was able. to .attend to his business as recently as Tuesday. Although only 42 years old he had succeeded in building up a large practice. DR. GWYNNE JONES, LAUGHARNE. On Tuesday, at Great House, Laughame, the residence of his niece and nephew, Mrs and Mr J. D. Morse, there passed away the Rev. Gwynne Jones, D.D., in his 76th year. Deceased was for many years pastor of the Congregational Church at Laughame, and it was entirely due to his cSorts that the present new building was erected. He was also for some time secretary of the Freemen's Mission Society. On his anal retirement he went to live in Aberystwyth, where his wife pre- deceased him. Then he returned to Laughame. where he was a very familiar figure and greatly respected. ROSS BANK MANAGER. The death in his 71st year is anounced of Mr John Clark, of Albany Villa, AshSeid. Boas. The deceased gentleman was for many years manager of the Roas branch of the National Provincial Bank, and was highly respected by a very large circle of friends. He was a staunch Conservattve. MRS BARRON, CARDtFF. The death is announced of Mrs Harriett Mary Barrpn, Windsor-place. Cardiff, widow of the late Captain Barren, who for some years com- manded the Bristol Channel traders, the s.s. Lady Margaret and Sherbro. The deceased lady, who was 78 years of age, attended Rich- mond-road Congregational Church. A WELSH AMERICAN. Y Drych records the death of Mr Richard M. Dayies, one of the leading Welshmen of Slatington. Pa., U.S.A., at the advanced age of 85. Mr Davies was a native of, Montgomery- shire. MR R. ANDERSON, PORTHCAWL Mr Robert Anderson, who was a well-known resident of Porthcawl, and for many years a waiter at the Porthcawl Goif Club House, died at the Cardiff Infirmary on Monday, where he had been taken for treatment. A.D.C. TO QUEEN VICTORIA. Colonel R. Garnett. C.B., late Seaforth Hightandcrs. paased away at the Uplands, Hereford, on Wednesday, in his 66th yeat. He joined the 45th Regiment in 1865. was trans- ferred to the 72nd Regiment the same year, became captain in 1874, major in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1881, lieutenant-colonel in 1899, and colonel in 1890. He retired in 1898. He served in the Afghan War, 1878-80, and waa mentioned in despatches. He also Nerved in the Egyptian Expedition. 1882, and waa men- tioned in despatches. He was A.D.C. to the late Queen Victoria, 189 0 to 1898, and was created a C.B. in 1893.
LITTLE SHOP BREAKERS. Two nine-year-old boys, Harold Smart and T. Dwan.were charged at Cardiff ?n Wednesday with breaking and entering a lock-up shop in the occupation of WiUiam Harold Cotbdume, .in Trinity-street. Late last evening the boys were seen taking chocolate from the shop win- dow through a hole in the glass made by a stone. When anybody approached they covered the I)o!e with their backs. Inspector Bingham said the boys had been charged with similar conduct about the neighbourhood of Roath. Previously they were charged with another boy, who was sent to an industrial school as it was thought he was leading them astray. The boys were ordered to be birched.
LIVE HORSE ENTOMBED. Singular Pembrokeshire Affair. While some horses belonging to Mr Wilcox. of White Hou'ie Farm, adjoining the Frekstrop Collierv. near Johnston, were being driven out of a, ne?d the land suddenly gave way, and one of the animals, a valuable mare. disappeared from view. It was found that the mare was entombed 12 to 20 feet below the surface. A chain was procured and attached to another horse, but the chain snapped, and the mare was precipitated still further into the chasm. Efforts were again made to reach the amimal, but without avail, and eventually the mare was lost to sight and suffocated.
¡- Betting Coupons. a GAMtNG ACT OFFENCES. Heavy Fines tm posed. At Bow-street Police Court on Wednesday A. Burgess and Sidney Burgess pleaded guilty to using onices at Adelaide-street, Charing Cross. for the purposes of gaming. Mr Herbert Muskett. who prosecuted for the I Commissioner of Police, said the case was one of some public importance. Arthur Burgess, the elder defendant, was summoned for an offence under the Gaming Act of 1853 for, in substance, keeping his onices at Adelaide-street as a gaming house, and Sidney Burgess, his son, was summoned for assisting him in that un- lawful trade, he acting as manager to his father. ) From recent decisions in the Court therb could j be no doubt that the defendants, in carrying t on this business, must have been well aware that they were Ronunitting an oScnce against the law. Counsel said that he wished to express thanks to Mr F. J. Wall. the secretary of the football Association, for the great assistance he had given to the police in regard to obtaining the necessary ev:dence in this case. Mr Wall and all true sportsmen who had at heart the best interests of our national sport—football—would deprecate the introduction of the vice of bet- ting and gambling into it. Mr Muskett then explained that an adver- tisement appeared' in newspapers asking all lovers of football to send for the Champion Football Guide," and giving an address at 157. Strand. People who answered the adyertise- ment invariably receivedt together with the guide, documents, papers and coupons in rela- tion to forthcoming football matches, and wen* invited to bet upon the results of such matches The Modus Operandi. Bets were to be made with Arthur Burgas. commission agent. Flushing, Holland. Watch wae kept upon the Strand premises, but it was found that the only connection between that address and the advertisement was that there was a box for the reception of letters, and for some time it was not at all clear where thf actual address of Burgess was. It wa? noticed that the box was cleared from time to time, and it was sub- sequently discovered that the letters were taken to the omces of the two Burgesses at Adelaide- street. A search warrant was obtained and was executed with all possible success on January 19th. for there was found in vast quantities the whoie paraphernalia for carrying on this particular class of betting on football matches. To show the magnitude of the business, counsel mentioned that the police oiltcera found no less than 15 bundles of used football coupons, each containing am average of about 600 coupons, totalling no less than 9,000. There were also found great numbers of unused coupons and a large number of envelopes. The f!ict tba-t the money with the coupons was sent to Flushing did not avail defendant at all, but in order to show that the real betting was over here counsel added that the counterfoils of postal orders were found attached to winning coupons. The coupons were sent OVer here from Flushing, and the money was paid out here, showing tha.b the paying omce was in the jurisdiction of the court. A Profitable Business. In order to show that the business was a profitable one, Mr Muskett said that an examination of the coupons for the week end- ing 8th January showed that no less than 742 coupons were received, and the total amount staked in them was jE86 10s. Only 83 coupons winning predictions, and the postal order counterfoils attached to those 83 showed that jE42 12s 6d was paid out, leaving a profit of JE43 17s 6d. In the following week 746 coupons were received, bringing in jb8519s. Ninety-four were winners, and the amount paid out w!us jb33 lls 3d, leaving a pront of £50 7s 9d. The police also discovered that a very large credit money betting business upon horses was being conducted at the premises. but there was no reason to suggest that that business was being dishonestly carried on. Mr Lloyd Humphreys, who defended, said there were hundreds of people carrying on a similar business up and down the country. The Magistrate said this kind of thing was most ttiischievous, and the sooner it was put down the better. Mr Burgess, senior, would be fined .650 and 10 guineas costs, and Mr Burgess, junior, who had only been working for his father, would be bound over. Three other men summoned for helping in the con- duct of the business were formally bound over.
CARDIFF WAKE." Police Court SequeL The sequel to an Irish wake occupied the attention of Messrs T. H. Stephens and J. Howard at Cardiff police court on Wednesday. James Sullivan (30), appeared to answer charges of assaulting Mary Ann Taylor and attempting to commit a similar offence upon Rose Young at a house in Mary Ann-street in the early hours of the morning of the 22nd inst. The evidence showed that after attending a wake" Sullivan invited three women named Young, Sellars, and Taylor to drink at his house. Another man was already on the premises, dead drunk. After thg women had drunk some beer all three were in turn attacked. Young alleged that Sullivan threat- ened to murder her, and Taylor said that after Young and Sellars had escaped Sullivan picked up a knife and threatened to murder her. Hts arrest was fCccted by P.C. Searic, who when calied to the house by Sellars. heard Taylor screaming. Sullivan's Mcount of the aSair was that after the wake the women burst into the house where he was drinking with another man. He gave them some drink and because they were not allowed to have more they started screaming. Two of them ran out and returned with the constable. Two witneses came forward to say that Sullivan was at the wal-e. Defendant was sent for trial at the Assizes.
LIBEL tNDtCTMENT QUASHED. New York, Wednesday .—The Judge of the I United States Circuit Court has quashed the t indictment against the publishers of the New York World for alleged libel tn their publica- tions retarding the purchase of the Panama Canal. The action was brought at the instance of Mr Roosevelt when President, and the per- sons alleged to have bcnn libeHed wete. Mr Roosevelt himself, Mr (nowPresidenDTaftand his brother, Mr Charles Taft. Mr Douglas I Robinson (brother-in-)aw of Mr Roosevelt), and Mr William N. Cromwell, a lawyer. The allega- tions complained of were that a syndicate of Americans received large sums out of the 40 million dollars paid for the acquisition of the French company's property and concession, and that tnLe revolution which ended in the secession of Panama from the United States of Columbia and the establishment of that pro- vince as a separate state was engineered by the then Administration at Washington.—Renter.
Why Germany is Arming < A MEANS OF OCCUPATION AND BUStNESS. The influence of Democracy. Herr Alfred H. Fried, the editor of D:<' Priedenswarte," writing in this month's Concord," the journal of the International Arbitration and Peace Associa.tiun. deals with the articles in the Daily Mail from the pen of Mr Blatchford. That writer," be remarks, says that the Germans are arming against England in order to extend their power. If this, however, be the genuine idea of the German Government, why has it not not long ago made its lust for power felt in !'egard to France ? It is not necessary for Germany tu arm 6rst against Framce. She has already the strongest Army of all, though she has still to get ready her (leet. In Det- caase's time the most splendid opportunity was to hand. Why did Germany choose to gu to Algeciras rather than follow in the wake of the Pan-Germanic fanatics who wished to beeet Northern France ? Simply for the reason that the G erman Government, like every other Government, avoids the risk of war. It is an unheard of thing to say that Ger- many would swoop down upon England just as ahe aid. without grounds, m 1864 upon Den- mark as Prussia did in 1866 upon Austria and in 1870 upon France. It is an extraordin- ary thing to come from a SocMtHst. who must sec clearly that the world was a diCetemt world between 1864 and 1870 from what it is to-day. There is to-day explicitly a. Europe that,inststs? on peace War is no longer'?/hc sole ?conce?n of the two convicting parties, bnt a. matter deeply affecting thës(}ciàfm'<lè'r ''lif! the Euro- pean States. so closely linked to-day by com- mon interests. The question is, however, justifiable as to why Germany is arming to such an extent. Why does it give the pitch to th'; crescendo of European armaments ? The answer to this question is very simple there is a physical one. Germany is arming to-day like other countries from routine, from an indolent objection to thinking on the one hand from a wish to be up-to-date on the other. Some press for armaments because they as yet know no other means of security for the State, others because they see in it a means of occu- pation. business in the widest sense. Some make military uniforms, some have sons for whom they want an easy position; others desire social rank and honours. All these people are in favour of armaments because they gain money through them, and they con- aider them quite the right thing. As to why people in Germany should arm more rapidly and in greater measure thah in other countries, that is also sxplainable. Germany has at last got through her period of national unification. She has the misfortune to have annexed a province at a time when the fashion for such allurements was passing away-that is to say, when people 'had begun to look updn terri- torial conquests in a very different way from tormcriy. The conquering State has of neces- sity to bear a heavier burden for the upkeep of conquered lands to-day than in earlier tunes. It has more envy and intervention to fear than those countries which accomplished their unity while their neighbours were still weak and disintegrated."
EMPtRE DAY SPIRIT. Conflicting Views at Merthyr. At a meeting of the Merthyr School Man- agement Committee on Wednesday, Councillor R. P. Bees presiding, a circular letter, signed by the Earl of Meath, was read suggesting that Empire Day (May 24th) should be ob- served in the schools under the education authority. Councillor D. J. Lewis moved that the letter be laid on the table gently and reverently. (Laughter.) There were other days more appropriate for celebration than Empire Day. Aidefman D. W. Jonee replied that anybody who had read anything about the movement would agree that tt was a fine idea. It was a most dcsirabte thing to incul- cate in children's minds patriotism and love of country.—Alderman R. Evaos It fosters robbery.—Alderman D. W. Jones No. It fosters the right spirit. It was reserved, after further discussion, that the consideration of the matter be deferred for amonth. y Some are Schoeis and Some are Picnics." With reference to the proposed summer school of hygiene and teme to be held at Swansea, a letter was read suggesting that the education authority should make it convenient for a number of teachers to attend the school and bear the expense. Alderman D. W. Jones did not think it was necessary to send teachers to Swansea to hear lectures on the subject of temperance. They could learn something about the ravages of drink by reading books at home. To send teachers to Swansea was only another way of spending money.—A Member And of wasting money.— Alderman D. W. Jones; Them are too many of these summer schools. Some are schools and some are picnics, and it is high time to stop them. It was agreed to defer the matter to enable the committee to get further informa- tion.
EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCHES. The Fifteenth Annual Council. Arrangcmenta arc approaching completion for the programme of the fifteenth annual Council of the National Council of the Evan- gelical Free Churches, which opens at Hull on March 7th. The president's address will be delivered by the Rev. J. BL Jowett, M.A., and sermons will be preached by the Rov. Dr. CtiSord. the Rev. S. Chadwick, the Rev. Trevor H. Davies. the Rev. George Hanson, M.A., D.D., the Rev. Evan Jones, the Rev. J. D. Jones, M.A., B.D. (chairman, Congrega- tional Union of England and Wales), the Rev. T. MitcheU.and the Rev. F. L. Wiseman, B.A. At the devotional sessions addresses will be given by the Rev. John McNeill, Prin- cipal J.T. Marshall. M.A., D.D. (president. Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland), and the Rev. W. Redfern. The following subjects will be amongst those dealt with :—" The Church's Attitude to Un- settlement of Belief," The Spiritual Work of the Councils," "The Free Churches and the National Life," "The Responsibility of the Christian Church for the Evangelisation of the Outside Masses,' The New Psychology and Practical Religion," and Council Work in South Africa." Eduction, iicensing. the Congo, Wetsh Disestablishment and other questions will be spoken to by denominational leaders.
Sir Arthur Knyvet WHson, First Sea Lord of the Admiralty, has appointed Mr Waiter F. I Nicholson to be his private secretary. Captain Charles Edward Madden. Fourth Sea Lord of the Admiralty, has appointed Mr Charles R. Brigtstoke to be his private secretary.
A PEPS ENSURE EASE & RESTFUL NiCHTS ???'??? ? ?K ?LDERLY people are usually troubled with chronic ??*? hf ?? chest coughs, which grow more obstinate with age 'J. tSSW and get steadily worse year after year, largely as the .( ?<??B' ?.. ?? result of treating coughs and colds by dosing the stomach ? ????????? with dangerous drug-laden mixtures, instead of bathing ???? <?MT the breathing tubes and lungs with the soothing and healing i ???j???tMNtt breathe-able essences of the wonderful Peps tablets. ? It is a striking tribute to the true medicinal value of the Peps treatment that even in the most obstinate cases Peps ??BA have banished old folks' coughs. Even where the bronchial tubes have lost their elasticity through many decades of ?P?ttS????'!?? chronic inflammation, Peps have conquered the incessant irritation, cleaied the bronchial tubes, cured the cough, and brought back restful nights and peaceful days. BNMMBM?Bt? ?WjMt?a?O A M??p CM?CO. Mr Arthur Foster 31 C&th Z??MM???????t?L from a, racking cou?h.'which especiaiiy trouMed me a.t eight on j from a racking cough. 'which especially troubled me at night on j going to bed. I tried various cough but received no benefit from any. the drug.. of these liquid mixtures are probabty to an extent rMponsiMe for t- attacks of heart B trouble to which I am very often subject. But the first few Peps N??NBtBt'tM???NN ? ?°? eased my cough wonderfulty; so I perwevered with M?BW???M??tL ?<]NM ?sps and aoon the cough WM banished. My wife hM a!'<o taken Peps for a cold and obtained -L eat relief." Of all chemists at or e/9 (Large sfze Contai1¡g nearly three tima the lIlt).
MILFORD TRAWLER STRUCK. Mate's Terribte PHght. THRILLING NARRATIVE. The steam trawler India reached MiUord Docks on Wednesday, and the skipper related :<. thrilling experience. On the fishing grounds, 250 miles to the Westwa.rd, the sea was exceedingly rough. and a monster wave broke against the ship amid- ships. The crew declare that they had never witnessed such a tremendous wave before. The trawler was almosb submerged by the blow, which caused it to go over on her broadside. The top of the funnel actually dipped into the water. The terrinc. rush of water on deck carried everything before it. The crew had to hang on to the stays of the funnel and the rail in order to save themselves. The skipper was waist-deep in water at hM post in the wheelhouse, a.nd the crew expected every moment that the ship would turn turtle. The strait on the vessel was so great that the boilers even shifted out of position. The mate, J. Scoble. of Milford Haven, was the only man washed overboard, and he managed to grasp the fishing gear 'ts he was about to disappear. Whilst making ,hiS life- smuggle, however, he was struck by some float- ing boards with terrible force, his lower jaw being smashed, yet he managed to retain his hold. The vessel eventually righted herself and put into Bereha.ven, where first aid was rendered to the injured fisherman by the coastguard men. It was necessary for the ship to be pumped, after which she made for home. Scobla. the injured mate, was in a distressing state. His eyes were much swollen and his cheek was so badly cut that the jaw-bone could be seen through the incision. He also had four teeth knocked out. He was removed to the nearest surgery where his wounds were at- tended to.
Rescues in the North Sea THRILLING NARRATIVE. ow-,B,ritish:Trwwler,,s Saved, 8-h ip's >. Crew. The Ghmsbytra-wierSihonlandedaitGnmsby on Wednesday Capt. Jensen and thirteen mem- ur bers of the crew of the Norwegian barque Haugesund. of Christiania. Two others of the crew. a German and a Finn, had been drowned. Those saved included two Englishmen, J. W. Short and Alfred Rudstone, of London. The barque, bound from the Baltic to Lon- non. met with a blizzard in the North Sea on Sunday, and sprang a leak on Monday mom- ing. The carpenter, a German, had been lashed to the wheel to steer when a huge wave swept the man and the wheel overboard. Throughout Sunday and Monday the ship's signals were not seen, but on Tuesday evening the trawler came up. Skipper PIayle decided that as the blizzard had not abated there was a grave possibility of some of his crew being drowned if he manned his boa.t. He thereupon informed Captain Jen- sen that he intended to lash his bo?t and send her adrift. This was done cleverly. One of the trawler's boats was carried alongside the barque, and'the crew of the latter caught it. The fishermen then received a signal to haul the boat through the sea, and succeeded in getting the Norwegian barque's crew to the Sihon. It was seen that a man was still clinging to the cable-chain on the barque, and two Norwe- gians pluckily rowed the boat back, but the man had disappeared. The barque was left auoa-t. The shipwrecked men will be sent from Grimsby to their respective homes.
HAND IN COG WHEEL. I Newport Child Succumba to Lockjaw. An inquest was held on Wednesday at Newport into the circumstances of the death of a child. aged two, of Mr and Mrs E. J. Price. Barrack Farm, Newport. The father said that while they were chaS cutting and shaking up the hay. a scream was hd, and on looking round witness found that his little boy had his left hand in the cog wheel of the cutter. The child was taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Dr. Scott said the child was admit- ted to the hospital on Friday the 14th January. suffering from a badly crushed hand. After a week symptoms of lockjaw appeared, and the hand W48 amputated. Death was due to lock- jaw. Verdict accordingly.
? 1 FASHIONS IN SCENT. The scent-using young man is disappearing. and though women remain faithful to per- fumes, the mild ones have quite supplanted the more pronounced in their favour. Only old men buy scent for their own personal use," says a leading London perfumer, and they are faithful to that famous old perfume— Jockey Club-which first sprang into popular favour some fifty years ago. Young men. seem to have abandoned utterly the use of scent." Though the men who use, scent are, for the most part, faithrul to the one perfume throughout life, the women are constantly yearning for something new, and they have made and unmade the reputations of many scents which came on to the market full of hope and fragrance. Of all scents it would ap- pear patchouli has sunk to a depth from which rescue is impossible. A strong scent possess- ing a very distinctive perfume it leapt at oncf into popularity. It was its popularity that killed it. It became too popular, then common, and finally impossible.
WHAT THEY HAVE BECOME. The Camberwell Guardians, in a report show- ing the employment which pauper boys main-. tained hy them during last year have taken up, state t,at 11 entered the mercantile marine, two the Royat Navy, three the naval and mili- tary bands, five became pawnbrokers' assis- tants. one a bootmaker's assistant, one entered the stationery business, one started as a chair- frajne maker, another entered domestic service. and 21 were admitted to work.ing-hoys' homes
CLAIM FOR )LLE6AL DISMISSAL. Before Judge Bryn Roberta and a jury at Mountain Ash County Court on Wednesday. William Morris sued the PowellDuSryn Col- lieries Coinpany for alleged illegal dismissa). Plaintiff said that in July last. mowing to his place being stopped, he was put to work with another maa. As the allowance on their pay ticket was not satisfactory they saw the under manager, and in the course of a heated discussion the under manager called plaintiff a waster." On the following Monday he was told he was stopped because of his cheek to the under manager. Some time later he saw the manage- ment with Mr Thomas and was then informed he was stopped because he had lost work. For the defence Abraham Morris, then theundc'- manage' now the manager, said that on measuring clay Morris ;t.nd witness had a di.s- pute, and Morris said unless I get the 5d I will not work here any more." They had another discussion on the Saturday morning and Morris refused to go down. In conse- quence of this his lamp was stopped. Morris had disniissed himself. Other witnesses being: called and the advocates and his Honour hav- ing addressed the jury, a<ter a brief retire- ment they returned a verdict for the plaintiff with costa.
THE OPEN COUNC!L. B.J.,Tredegar.—The extra duty on spirits was all, or nearly aU. on deposit when the Budget watt passed by the House of Commons. In the event of* the Budget failing to become taw the extra duty wit! be refunded. Cymro.—The Budget has not yet been paaaed, Md therefore cannot be in force, whatever the brewett may be doing. Ogmore CnUier.—No. See repty to Cymro."
Newport Brewery. I SATISFIED SHAREHOLDERS. Gathering Strength in Spite of the I Budget. The 14th annual meeting of Messrs Dovd and Yprath, brewers, Newport, was betd on Wed' nesday, Mr .T. L. Uoyd presided. Thf Chairmaji moved the adoption o? the report, and said he thought the re* port was very satisfactory. Mr F. Luker, %ho seconded, saidhethought the shareholders ii,er,, satisfied with the slow, but steady progress, which the company was making. The report was adopted. Mr W. J. Dix (managing direc- tor) said théy had passed through a very anxious time with regard to licensing. No sooner were they through with the Licensing Bill of 1908 than they were attacked by the. BudgetproposaJs which threatened a very large increase in the cost of licences. The whole Budget, he declared. was undoubtedly pre- pared with a vindictive feeling against the trade. Fortunately the voice of the country was against the proposals, and there was no doubt if the Government had appealed to the country on the Licensing Bill they would have been disastrously defeated. It seemed out- rageous to him that licences which now cost JEM, should be raised in some cases to .E500, .E600, JE800. and in other cases to .61,000 per annum. That would practically mean the extinction of the middle-class houses. Mr Walter Meacocks (auditor) said he wat perfectly satisfied with the position of the corn' pany, which became stronger every year. Messrs R. Searle and G. F. Harding were re* elected directors and Meaara W. Meacocks an<? Company were re-elected auditors.
PO RT OF CARDIFF SEAMED. An tntere&ting Report Interesting statistics have been supplied by Mr F. Shaw. chief superintendent of the Mer- cantile Marine OtBce, Cardut, of the work done during last year in the Cardm district, which comprMas the ports of Cafdin, Barry, Newport, and Penarth. The first table shows that at the four ports 65.800 men have been engaged far 4,289 ships, the larger number of men being for Cardiff, viz., 55.275 men for 2.U4 vessels. Barry coming next with 18,845 men for 1.219 ships. The ngures of men discharged are 54,445 from 3,380 vessels. Under the transmission scheme 5,256 seamen have been sent from the four ports, the amount being E28,791 ls 10d, while 5J81 men have been paid jE30,143 13s lOd. The number of money orders sent to other ports was 4,433, amoutiag to JE44,407 Is 2d, and the number paid was 9,475, representmg .f47,180 9s. The savings bank shows that the number of deposits came to 1,804. amounting to t21,301 2s 2d. these ngures being nearly balanced by payments, which were 1,792, amounting to JE19,21415s 5d. During the year 65.800 seamen were engaged, of which number 963 failed to join their ships, the ngures for Cardiff being 33,275 men, of whom 597 did not join their vessels, the num- bers for Newport being 18,845 and 206 respec- tively. Of the 4,289 crews engaged only two steamships were detained consequent upon men not joining, those being at Barry. The total number of deserters inwards was 300. out of 38,524 men belonging to 1,511 ships, the losa per cent. being '77. Prosecutions for various offences resulted in 12 convictions, the sentences aggregating 28 weeks' imprisonment, fines amounting to 14 2s and costs £5148. two cases being dismissed
Skating commenced on Wednesday in the Upper Thames Valley.
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